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Wildllife of the Big Bend

Description: Research paper written for an American History Class at Marfa High School, describing a day in the Big Bend area and noting all the wildlife one might see. It includes free-hand drawings of many animals and birds.
Date: 1971
Creator: Slaton, Harvey
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Big Bend Ranch State Park: Discovery Map

Description: This is a fractal map of the Big Bend Ranch State Park located in West Texas. Provided on the map are several scenic photographs portraying some of the most iconic regions of the park. Provided on the map is a legend detailing amenity locations within the park. Also on the map are the routes of the various routes and trails throughout the expansive park.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Journal of Big Bend Studies Index: Volumes 9-19

Description: This is the index for the annual publication by the Center for Big Bend Studies that explores topics related to the history and culture of the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. The body of the publication consists of articles by the Author, Journal volumes 9-19, photographs, maps,illustration and tables.
Date: 2011
Creator: Raun, Gerald G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Two bobcats at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two bobcats drinking from a body of water at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Ranchers often have to hunt mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat to protect their flocks of sheep and newborn calves" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bighorn sheep at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two male and one female bighorn sheep on the side of a hill or mountain, surrounded by desert brush and bushes at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Bighorn sheep are being reintroduced in the rocky mountains of the Black Gap Game Preserve" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Archaeological Explorations of the Eastern Trans-Pecos and Big Bend: Collected Papers, Volume 1

Description: This book is a collection of papers from the Trans-Pecos Archaeological program that covers various aspects of the archaeological finds in the region such as rock art and projectile points.
Date: 2013
Creator: Dasch, Pat; Cloud, William A.; Mallouf, Robert J.; Dumitrescu, Avram & Wetterauer, Letitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Javelina at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a javelina at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Rattlesnake, badger, and Javelina make the dry, brushy areas their domain. Many ranch children have raised baby Javelinas into fine pets" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Quail at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two quail standing on stones in front of brush and greenery at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Quail and dove seasons net a good time and a fine meal as well as controlling flock population" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Antelope herd at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of an antelope herd at Big Bend National Park; more than fifteen antelope are running across a large grassy plain. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The wildlife is as varied as the land on which it feeds. During the hunting seasons, sportsmen come to kill mule deer and antelope. The casual traveler can usually spot both grazing in the pastures" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Small body of water at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of the banks of a curving river at Big Bend National Park. Vegetation is growing along the banks of the water and there are desert hills rising on the right side of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "An excellent highway curves through terrain in which hikers are often lost in the rough mountains of the park along the Rio Grande. The native has a deep respect for the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Picture of Big Bend desert landscape]

Description: Photograph of mountain peaks outside of Alpine, Texas, which are part of the Davis Mountain range. A desert landscape and a grove of trees are visible in the foreground. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "This is a land which has fought against those who have tried to make it home since its creation" (p. 1).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Museum display of Jumanos tribe life at Big Bend]

Description: Photograph of a Big Bend museum display titled "Raiders from the North." Clockwise from far left corner: photo of Indian standing; small map of Texas with Jumanos' paths outlined; picture of Jumanos Indian on horseback; picture of Indians on horseback; tall leather moccasins; knife and woven knife pouch; horse saddle; picture of people sitting and on horseback. A small display of a bow and arrows are in the far left side of the photograph. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Comanche and Apache raiders enslaved the peace-loving Jumanos, and the Jumanos disappeared as a distinct tribe" (p. 3).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library